The CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) PW0-106 Online Course is designed for those wanting to learn more about Enterprise Wi-Fi and is an ideal starting point for students wanting to work towards expert security, design and network certifications.

The course will cover the fundamentals of wireless technology, and how WLAN's work and are managed on a day to day basis. It will cover how to install, configure and troubleshoot and maintain wireless networks within small business or Enterprise environments. As the demand for wireless continues to grow, so does the need for certified network administrators.

The CWNA Online Course can benefit those preparing for the PW0-106 Exam, but is also useful for those who want to cover the essential principles of wireless networks.

About CWNA Certification

CWNA certification is a foundational level wireless LAN certification for the CWNP (Certified Wireless Network Professional) Program. CWNA certification is designed for IT technicians who want to gain the expertise and knowledge required to design, install, and support wireless networks.

CWNA exam objectives:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) Technologies
  • Antenna Concepts
  • Wireless LAN Hardware and Software
  • Network Design, Installation, and Management
  • Wireless Standards and Organizations
  • 802.11 Network Architecture
  • Wireless LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting
  • How to Perform Site Surveys

Elearning Portal:

CWNA CourseThis course is delivered through our online course portal and will give students 12 months access to the materials. The course includes interactive activities that to keep the student engaged and each lesson includes Flash Cards, a short quiz and exercises to confirm your understanding of the subject. When returning to your studies you to return to the last point or to the furthest point you have read.

Free Trial: We recommend that students register and access a free trial of this course prior to enrolment. As this is a digital edition of the course, refunds cannot be issued once the course materials have been accessed. The free trial will give you access to the first lesson of the course materials.

The CWNA PW0-106 Online Course includes the following contents:

Pre-assessment:

The pre-assessment is designed as a guide to assess the student's knowledge of the course topics before they begin the course. The results will help them to understand what you need to learn and after going through the course contents they will be able to score higher on this and the other practice tests in the course.

Chapters & Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Wireless Standards, Organizations, and Fundamentals

This lesson covers the following subjects: History of WLAN; Standards Organizations; Core, Distribution, and Access; Communications Fundamentals; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 2: Radio Frequency Fundamentals

This lesson covers the following subjects: What Is a Radio Frequency Signal?; Radio Frequency Characteristics; Radio Frequency Behaviours; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 3: Radio Frequency Components, Measurements, and Mathematics

This lesson covers the following subjects: RF Components; Units of Power and Comparison; RF Mathematics; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 4: Radio Frequency Signal and Antenna Concepts

This lesson covers the following subjects: Azimuth and Elevation Charts (Antenna Radiation Envelopes); Antenna Types; Visual Line of Sight and RF Line of Sight; Earth Bulge; Antenna Connection and Installation; Antenna Accessories; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 5: IEEE 802.11 Standards

This lesson covers the following subjects: Original IEEE 802.11 Standard; IEEE 802.11-2007 Ratified Amendments; IEEE Std 802.11-2012; Post-2012 Ratified Amendments; IEEE 802.11 Draft Amendments; Defunct Amendments and 802.11m Task Group; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 6: Wireless Networks and Spread Spectrum Technologies

This lesson covers the following subjects: Industrial, Scientific, and Medical Bands; Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure Bands; 3.6 GHz and 4.9 GHz Bands; Narrowband and Spread Spectrum; Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum; Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum; Packet Binary Convolutional Code and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing; 2.4 GHz Channels; 5 GHz Channels; Adjacent, Nonadjacent, and Overlapping Channels; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 7: Wireless LAN Topologies

This lesson covers the following subjects: Wireless Networking Topologies; 802.11 Topologies; 802.11 Configuration Modes; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 8: 802.11 Medium Access

This lesson covers the following subjects: CSMA/CA vs. CSMA/CD; Distributed Coordination Function; Point and Hybrid Coordination Functions; Block Acknowledgement; Summary and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 9: 802.11 MAC Architecture

This lesson covers the following subjects: Packets, Frames, and Bits; 802.11 and 802.3 Interoperability; Three 802.11 Frame Types; Beacon Management Frame; Authentication; Association; ACK Frame; Fragmentation; Protection Mechanism; Data Frames; Power Management; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 10: WLAN Architecture

This lesson covers the following subjects: Wireless LAN Client Devices; Management, Control, and Data Planes; WLAN Architecture; Specialty WLAN Infrastructure; Summary; Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 11: WLAN Deployment and Vertical Markets

This lesson covers the following subjects: Deployment Considerations for Commonly Supported WLAN Applications and Devices; Corporate Data Access and End-User Mobility; Bridging: Building-to-Building Connectivity; Educational/Classroom Use; Municipal Networks; First-Responder Networks; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 12: WAN Troubleshooting & Design

This lesson covers the following subjects: Layer 2 Retransmissions; 802.11 Coverage Considerations; Capacity vs. Coverage; Voice vs. Data; Performance and Weather; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 13: 802.11 Network Security Architecture

This lesson covers the following subjects: 802.11 Security Basics; Legacy 802.11 Security; Robust Security; Traffic Segmentation; Infrastructure Security and VPN Wireless Security; Guest WLAN Security; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 14: Wireless Attacks, Intrusion Monitoring, and Policy

This lesson covers the following subjects: Wireless Attacks; Intrusion Monitoring; Wireless Security Policy; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 15: Radio Frequency Site Survey Fundamentals

This lesson covers the following subjects: WLAN Site Survey Interview; Documents and Reports; Vertical Market Considerations; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 16: Site Survey Systems and Devices

This lesson covers the following subjects: Site Survey Defined; Site Survey Tools; Coverage Analysis; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 17: Power over Ethernet (PoE)

This lesson covers the following subjects: History of PoE; An Overview of PoE Devices; Planning and Deploying PoE; 802.11n or 802.11ac and PoE; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 18: 802.11n

This lesson covers the following subjects: 802.11n-2009 Amendment and Wi-Fi Alliance Certification MIMO; HT Channels; HT PHY; HT MAC; HT Operation; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 19: Very High Throughput (VHT) and 802.11ac

This lesson covers the following subjects: 802.11ac-2013 Amendment; 20, 40, 80, and 160 MHz Channels; 256-QAM Modulation; Single-User MIMO; VHT MAC; Beamforming; Quality of Service; 802.11ac in a SOHO or Home; Summary; and Exam Essentials.

  • Lesson 20: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

This lesson covers the following subjects: Mobile Device Management; Guest WLAN Access; Network Access Control (NAC); Summary; and Exam Essentials.

Practice Exams:

Prepare for your exam with 60+ pre-assessment questions, 3 full length tests and 60+ post-assessment questions. Practice tests comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Post Assessment:

This is final indicator to gauge a student's readiness and should be attempted after all of the exercises and practice tests have been completed.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course or exam. Students should have a reasonable amount of IT knowledge with it being an online course.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have 12 months access to the course materials. This home study course is designed as a self-study course but email support is available for the 12 month period. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

Assessment is from the CWNA PW0-106 Examination. The Examination has a minimum of 60 questions in a multiple choice / multiple answer format over a 90 minute period.

Certification:

CWNA ExamsOn completion of the CWNA online course, you can apply for the Internationally Recognised CWNA PW0-106 Examination.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Pearson VUE testing centre and the exam fee are currently $195.00 + Taxes each (Approx. £136.00).

You can find or register for your nearest exam centres by selecting the Test Takers option from the Pearson Vue Website.

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